I've learned by getting interested in zen that the ego was an illusion from the mind, because it was deluded that phenomenon are separated. But phenomenon are interdependent. And you answered a visitor who asked about how he could abandon the ego, that he should totally integrate it. But if I integrate the ego, I integrate the illusion of separate phenomenon. How can we understand interdependence and abandon the ego by totally integrating it? This sounds rather confusing to me. Can you explain it?
Answer from Master Kosen
One can integrate the buddhist philosophy only through practice. If you practice zazen, all this will seem simple and obvious.
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